Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

January 15, 2021
Business West looks to wider talent pool for new directors to avoid its board becoming ‘echo chamber’

Business West, the region’s largest business group, has broken with its traditional method of recruiting for its board to take on three new non-executive directors. The £10m turnover group, which runs Bristol Chamber of Commerce, said the move was designed to access a wider talent pool that represented the...

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All change on Bristol’s buses as chauffeur group boss joins First West of England as MD

January 15, 2021
All change on Bristol’s buses as chauffeur group boss joins First West of England as MD

A former executive of one of the world’s largest chauffeuring businesses is to take over as managing director of First West of England, the company running most of Bristol’s buses. Doug Claringbold will succeed James Freeman, who retires on March 31 after six years in the role. Doug, pictured, has...

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‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

January 15, 2021
‘Once-in-a-lifetime’ opportunity for Bristol to get a clean, green mass transit scheme

Ambitious plans to develop sustainable transport routes around Bristol to persuade commuters to leave their cars at home have come a step closer following a £1.5m investment. The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) said the money would be used to identify options for a ‘high-frequency mass transit’ scheme...

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Bristol’s Centre for Modelling & Simulation recruits Nick Sturge as first non-executive director

January 15, 2021
Bristol’s Centre for Modelling & Simulation recruits Nick Sturge as first non-executive director

Nick Sturge, the former director of the Bristol’s pioneering Engine Shed innovation hub, has been appointed as the first non-executive director of the Centre for Modelling & Simulation (CFMS). CFMS, based on the Bristol & Bath Science Park, is a not-for-profit specialist in digital engineering.  It has pioneered new...

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Bristol Private Equity Club helps put two more pioneering scale-ups on road to growth

January 14, 2021
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Two innovative Bristol scale-up businesses have received financial support from a group of successful entrepreneurs based in the city as they gear up for further growth. GenomeKey, which is carrying out a pioneering research project to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of sepsis, and The Bunch, which manages...

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New CEO vows to expand financial services software consultancy Scott Logic into new sectors

January 14, 2021
New CEO vows to expand financial services software consultancy Scott Logic into new sectors

Software consultancy Scott Logic, which has a major base in Bristol, is looking to expand beyond its traditional financial services market after appointing a new CEO. Stephen Foreshew-Cain, pictured, joined the firm, which employs more than 300 people across its five UK and European locations, from US-headquartered global software consultancy...

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Former PwC partner joins SWIG Finance board as it targets more funding for SMEs

January 14, 2021
Former PwC partner joins SWIG Finance board as it targets more funding for SMEs

Regional alternative finance lender SWIG Finance has strengthened its board again with a non-executive director appointment as it prepares for its new chair to take up her role. The arrival of Chris Butters, pictured, who has considerable non-executive director and senior executive experience, comes ahead of Christine Allison taking over...

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NHS appoints user experience specialist Mace & Menter to make its services more user friendly

January 14, 2021
NHS appoints user experience specialist Mace & Menter to make its services more user friendly

Specialist Bristol design firm Mace & Menter has won a competitive tender to work with the NHS on a series of projects to adapt and innovate health services in the South West. The work will support NHS Bristol, North Somerset & South Gloucestershire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) ongoing drive...

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TLT signs second European alliance as it targets further international growth

January 14, 2021
TLT signs second European alliance as it targets further international growth

Bristol-headquartered national law firm TLT has completed its second post-Brexit strategic European alliance as it continues with its strategy of strengthening its international offer for clients. The link with Belgian law firm GSJ advocaten follows a TLT’s formal strategic alliance with Netherlands law firm Holla last June.  TLT said...

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